special education


Debra Stinzi
Special Education Campus Coordinator


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Janie Eicholtz
Special Education Campus Coordinator



Robert E. Lee High School provides specialized instruction in the least restrictive environment based on students' individualized needs. Services range from the Alternative Learning Environment, Resource, Content Mastery, inclusion in regular education courses, etc. 


Alternative Learning Environment (ALE)

This program is designed for those students who would benefit from functional academics in a structured, consistent, small group setting with emphasis on selfhelp, communication and motor development. A modified curriculum incorporating the Domestic, Community, Recreation/Leisure and Vocational Domains is used to meet the unique needs of the individual

Content Mastery Class

Special education students attend CMC for modifications of the regular curriculum, methods, and/or materials as defined by the ARD/IEP. CMC is proactive in nature through the coordinated effort and expertise of the regular and special educators.

Lab Classes

These classes are available at the secondary level only. Lab classes are designed for special education students who are functioning below grade level and/or have behavioral/emotional factors affecting the learning process.

Regional Day School Program for the Deaf

This program is for students ages 0 to 22 with a hearing impairment.Services are provided to eligible students in a variety of instructional settings. Assistance may be provided in the areas of reading comprehension, oral and written language structure, vocabulary building, as well as speech reading, auditory learning, and correct usage of note takers
and/or sign language interpreters. Information about audiograms and on the use and care of amplification and other assistive devices is also provided.

Resource Classes

These classes are designed to provide instructional assistance to students in mainstream classes. Emphasis may also be placed on development of organizational, study, and/or social skills.

Visual Impairment 

This is an itinerant program providing assistance to eligible students who spend the majority of the day in mainstream classes. Assistance may be provided in any academic area.


Adapted Physical Education

This program is designed for eligible students with disabilities who cannot successfully participate in a regular physical education program. Individualized testing is provided students and instruction centers around developmental games, remedial exercises as prescribed by a physician or physical therapist. Students also receive instruction in recreational skills for leisure sports and Special Olympics training, if appropriate.

Assistive/Adaptive Technology

Provided to eligible students who have a need and the ARD committee and Assistive/Adaptive Technology Team determine the student would benefit from an Assistive/Adaptive device.

Occupational 'Therapy

Provided for developmental, corrective, and other supportive services required to assist the student with a disability to benefit educationally as specified in the ARD/IEP.

Physical Therapy

Provided for developmental, corrective, and other supportive services required to assist the student with a disability to benefit educationally as specified in the ARD/IEP.

Speech/Language Therapy

Provided for the evaluation and intervention of communication disorders of articulation, language, fluency and voice. Provided for eligible students whose communication skills adversely affect their developmental and/or
academic skills.

Transition Planning

Planning process implemented at age 16 to assist students and their parents develop an Individual Transition Plan ITP which addresses their expectations for Life After High School. The ITP can guide the student and school toward academic courses that tie into the post-secondary educational goals and/or assist them in identifying community resources

Visual Impairment

Brailling skills, mobility, use and care of assistive devices for the visually impaired and correct usage of note takers are covered. Braille and large type materials are provided as appropriate.

Other Related Services

Provided as needed to assist the student with a disability to benefit educationally as specified in the ARD/IEP.

For more information regarding program options visit the North East Independent School District homepage, or call Robert E. Lee High School 210-356-0800.